Osman Ahmed
Osman AhmedMaker for the web

What are the best simple website builders out there?

I'm searching for simple site builders that aren't too "bulky" and make it really easy for anyone to create a website
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53 recommended
  1. 59

    Simple, responsive, one-page sites for pretty much anything.

    Carrd is great if you need a static landing page. You can get up and running quickly using a subdomain, or you can use your own.
    Carrd is the best one! Easy, quick, simple! Free for try, 7 days trial and if you will like it it's cost only $19 / year
    Bill Mitchell
    Bill MitchellDirector, GarageSeeds · Written
    Its easy to use and AJ responds quickly if you have a question.
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    • Brendan Hersh
      Brendan Hershdev/designer/domainer

      Carrd is the most amazing web building platform I've seen to date- and trust me, I've tried everything. You start off with a blank page, or choose from expertly-designed templates, then you can build your own site with content LEGOs: drag text under an image, make a row of links across the top, or even add some of your own code.

      When you discover control bars that let you break your site into pages, though, it's when everything changes: Carrd goes from letting you create business-card like pages to making full-blown websites for anything- home base for your app with dedicated support and contact pages, a sign-up form for an event that plugs names and comments into a Google sheet, ANYTHING (how do I make extra bold?)

      Carrd is now my go-to tool for anything web-building related. I made a website for a friend and even made a few bucks off it. I'm also teaching an HTML class for my homeschool support group and there will be a whole lesson on Carrd!

      I just want to say thanks to @ajlkn for my favorite website for websites, ever.

    • Suraj Rajan
      Suraj RajanCo-founder, invyt.in

      Found it to be extremely useful to create a profile site that I can easily share with people so they can find all my social media handles by just going here !

  2. 41

    Create beautiful websites and blogs easily

    I've been using Squarespace to host my portfolio for the past couple of years. They provide templates and tools to create just about any kind of site you need.
    I second Squarespace for their templates and for their easy-to-use builder tools, plus a substantial FAQ and help section.
  3. 21

    All-in-one web design platform

    After using it for a while now, this is the best summary I've read about this website: "Webflow combines a fully customizable CMS with powerful visual website design tools, so you can build a custom database for every site, and design around your real content. And with nothing to install, automatic updates, and no PHP, it's the WordPress alternative you need."
    Evan McDaniel
    Evan McDanielDirector of Software Development · Written
    One-of-a-kind site builder that generates readable, exportable HTML. Also good for cases in which you don't want to host - the CMS is extremely friendly for editors. The templates are quite nice as well. In using it to build a few sites in the past month or so, I've been more and more impressed with it, which is not usually the case with site builders. This one will outlast many of the others, I think.
    I've used every website builder imaginable, and Webflow is in a league of its own. There is almost nothing you can't build using Webflow, period. It's not the easiest tool to learn at the start, as it does not pretend that containers, divs, and sections don't exist, but once you harness this tool, you'll discover it's perhaps the most powerful web tool on the market. It continues to be my favorite product I use as a designer. Completely revolutionized website building for me.
    • Webflow is a game changer for Smoke Tests, Landing Pages etc for side projects. I haven’t used it on a large scale project (yet).

  4. I have not so much time and appreciate a real seasoned professional. And I managed to find such skilled people on Weblium. It was a great experience to work with this service to create my own e-shop. I'm thrilled to bits: guys did everything quicky and quality.
    Viki H
    Viki HGrowth Hacker & maketer · Written
    Love this tool as I can build a landing pages on it within an hours and launch a lot of marketing experiments to validate my ideas.
  5. 20
    Tilda Publishing

    Build beautiful websites and tell stories without any code

    Andrey Viktorov
    Andrey Viktorovsee my projects at andv.xyz · Written
    Very simple, very powerful, lots of premade blocks
    Vlad Korobov
    Vlad KorobovProduct Manager · Written
    Yes guys Tilda is really the best one
    Great value for money and simply the best
    • Anna Filou
      Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator

      Tilda is mostly a joy to use, the huge variety of blocks and the control that the site gives you (almost everything is adjustable) allows you to create pretty much anything without code and the results look fantastic.

      Now, I'm not sure how well it's being maintained since some internal links on their homepage are broken (404).

      The big problem is that, at $10/month with annual payment and $15/month with monthly payment, it is relatively expensive. I think that most people interested in Tilda would be hobbyist writers or photographers (that's just my personal guess) so 120 $ year just for a side project is quite a lot when there are free options out there.

      Tilda does have a free option but many blocks are then locked, you cannot connect your own domain name and you are limited to a single page with 50 blocks in total (so blogs are out of the question on the free tier).

      Despite that I spent quite a few hours messing around with Tilda and I really do like what I see. I'd love to recommend it to my friends but know they'd find it too expensive.

    • Serge Galan
      Serge GalanSGFCMS Owner

      I'm inspired by the project, the people who work on it. It is really good, it develops no matter what, сonstantly there is something new, project management very attentively concerns feedback from users.

      For me, Tilda has become the main development environment. At first there were some objections, they say, it is necessary to write code in wordpad-like stuff, keep yourself in a sweater with deers, grow a beard... The prototype becomes a mock-up, another man makes a mock-up to become a design, the other makes layout, the programmers are working after and so on and so on..

      Guys, it`s 2018 outside!

      We do not need to stop the car every 30 km to fill a bucket of water in the radiator, right? Times are changing, so is the format of work on web projects has changed, and this is Tilda Publishing!

  6. From the ability to copy any page to start your website to their ability to go straight from photoshop to the web PageCloud is the best!
  7. 12

    Instantly search domains, social media handles & logotypes.

    This is one is absolutely amazing, free, and lets you host the page on your own servers. It literally takes minutes to create a website with it and the result looks great. Not good for blogging, e-commerce, or anything dynamic, but perfect for a landing page.
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    • Mason Payne
      Mason PayneFounder, Masonite Studios, LLC

      I love the simple tools that do all the hard work of checking for availability and price. Excellent simplification of a laborious process.

  8. 7
    Weebly 4

    A complete platform to run your business online

    Sam Dickie
    Sam DickieProduct Manager Maker NoCode & BetaTesta · Written
    Great UI with lots of modern themes to choose from. Have a great website up in minutes. Been using it for the last 5 years and haven't looked back!
    Thalassa van Beek
    Thalassa van BeekOnline Marketing | Digital Nomad · Written
    Yep, I love Weebly too! I build all my websites with it. More limited than WordPress, but still, for small businesses it offers everything you need and more.
    Seth Kerr
    Seth KerrCTO @ Oak Technology Solutions · Written
    I use Weebly a lot for building websites. I also have access to the designer platform to do freelance web design/development on the side. The App Store is pretty powerful with tons of useful white label apps, structure elements, plugins like Printful and more.
    • Stewart Alexander
      Stewart Alexanderstewalexander.com

      Great tool, where it works it works great.

      Has some oddball behavior when you dig a little deeper that presents a learning curve that may not need to be there. Such as sizing photos, text boxes that can't be resized, etc

    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt PliszkaCEO & co-founder @ pickSaaS.com

      A website building software well-thought for beginners and non tech-wise users, really like it.

  9. Stanislav Petrov made this product
    Simvoly is the answer, it's the simplest and easiest website builder on the market. It's built with simplicity in mind and you have amazing customization at the same time. It's not cluttered with useless functionality as 99% of the builders. It has amazing templates, designer blocks, e-commerce and everything you can think of.
    Ivan Nikolchov
    Ivan NikolchovFounder, CTO, SIMVOLY · Written
    Simple, quick and beautiful. Responsive support and live chat is available
    Easy to use, good pricing and helpful support
  10. 6

    Be creative without code – Interactive content tool

    Simple and powerful!
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    Ardavan Sahebkar
    Ardavan SahebkarMarketing Manager at Neybers · Written
    Its not about templates! Finally a tool with focus on flexibility and creativity without coding!
  11. S.RAjgopal
    S.RAjgopalSriex Technologies · Written
    It's Free and build your website with nice Templates.
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  12. 7

    True drag and drop page builder for WordPress.

    Munir Kamal
    Munir KamalWeb Developer & Business Strategist · Written
    Munir Kamal made this product
    In terms of freedom, potential, control, and community: WordPress is the clear winner! Although as it's default editor is not that powerful, thus you can add Tailor which enables a true drag-n-drop website builder experience.
  13. 5

    Responsive website builder

    Very simple to use and responsive, with a solid collection of simple templates to customize.
    Surajit Majumdar
    Surajit MajumdarTechnical Architect, Founder · Written
    Simple and quick. Less complex than wix.
  14. Efficient and powerful and yet very easy to implement.
  15. Super simple and beautiful. Can create a website on your iPhone.
    DiegoBuilding stuff on the internet · Written
    This is going to be the future on how websites are built. Give it a go
  16. Joe Geronimo
    Joe GeronimoFounder, Panther · Written
    Joe Geronimo made this product
    Panther is 1. Extremely easy 2. Has over 250 modern themes to get you started and 3. More affordable than the competition
  17. TemplateToaster is a powerful website builder, used for designing websites, themes and templates for five major content management systems. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and Prestashop. Add to this, it is also used for creating Blogger templates.
    With its widest designing flexibility, you are able to build your website the way you have imagined from scratch. It's a very useful tool for time bound professionals and the best thing is that you just have to buy it once and make unlimited websites thereafter. Absolutely recommended!
  18. 5

    Make workspaces and sites automatically from Google Drive

    Ian Weatherhogg made this product
    If you're already using Google Drive there's no easier way to build and maintain a great looking website, which automatically syncs from the folders and files you choose. Perfect for project workspaces, simple intranets and sharing with clients.
    Sean Power
    Sean PowerHead of Sales, Refractiv · Written
    The automation element of OverDRIVE has to be seen to be believed - simply point OverDRIVE at a Google Drive folder and the site is created automatically right before your eyes!
    Quick and easy to set-up and use!
  19. 4

    The first conversational website builder

    This is great if you have zero web expertise and need to be guided throughout the process! All you have to do is chat with the chatbot.
  20. Ian Gray
    Ian GrayMarketing Manager · Written
    I have looked at lots of various great website builders and this one won me over big time! If I could justify the paid version I would but I use Strikingly for a fundraiser but I tried it and the simple store is great along with some excellent features.
    Ian Gray
    Ian GrayMarketing Manager · Written
    Strikingly is so super simple and all you need if looking for a great looking and mobile too. Loads of free stuff and resources. I have just gone to paid version and it is well worth it but you can have multiple sites up in matter of minutes in free version. It has a shop module as well in free and paid. I am running some school fundraisers on it and love it.